Excise Department officials on Saturday seized 727 litres of Foreign Made Foreign Liquor (FMFL) from a cargo truck at Amaravila border check-post on Saturday.

The liquor was meant for sale through the duty-free shop at the airport here. However, it was brought without seeking prior permission and transit permit, officials said.

The Excise officials have booked the lorry driver, Meli Nathan, 30, of Nalloor in Ramanathapuram, on the charge of smuggling liquor. He was remanded in judicial custody.